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"Local workforce set to grow by 20% by 2024. Strong demand for STEM-based qualifications."

The Cambridge and Peterborough region will experience strong demand for workers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualifications over the next decade, according to a new study.

The study, carried out by the STEM Foundation in partnership with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP), found that technology-driven sectors are thriving in the area and that the local workforce will need to grow by a fifth by 2024 to fulfil employer requirements.

Demand will be strongest for highly skilled, technology-literate workers, qualified to at least Higher National Certificate (HNC) level.

The report found:

• More than a quarter (28%) of...

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